Tamzin Leigh Reavill was charged with 10 offences after she was caught driving dangerously and stole a man's car after assaulting him.
Tamzin Leigh Reavill was charged with 10 offences after she was caught driving dangerously and stole a man's car after assaulting him. Facebook

Mum punches helpful man in face, steals his car

HIGH on methamphetamine, a mother-of-two with a "long and troubling history" stole a man's car who was trying to help her after she was released on bail for driving twice the speed limit.

After taking "three points" of ice in August 2017, Tamzin Leigh Reavill, 26, punched a man in the face and took his car keys before reversing his car into a retaining wall.

The next day she was caught by police driving the car with a piece of tape on the number plate in a bid to change one of the numbers.

The offences were committed while Reavill was on bail for running through a red light and speeding at 120km/h through a 60km/h zone in March.

Police chased Reavill, but stopped when she began crossing double white lines onto the wrong side of the road on blind corners.

She yesterday pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court to 10 charges including dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving without a licence, failure to stop a vehicle, common assault and stealing.

Reavill's lawyer Ben Rynderman told the court she was a "long term drug user" with the inability to see her sons adding to her stress.

Determined to "put this part of her life behind her", Mr Rynderman said Reavill hoped to one day become a youth or disability support worker.

Magistrate Chris Callaghan sentenced Reavill - who spent 148 days in pre-sentence custody - to 12 months' imprisonment with immediate parole.

She was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay the victim of her assault $200.


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